As you may (or may not) know, my sister and I were both born and raised in Hawaii. While I still live here, my sister has since moved abroad. There's something about being from Hawaii that makes living here so special! Hawaii is such a melting pot of many different cultures that we all celebrate various cultural traditions even though we may not be of that ancestry. We also have unique local cuisine that is like no other! I think I would die if I didn't get to eat local food on a regular basis. But most importantly, its the Aloha Spirit that is what makes us so unique and what most people remember. The minute I tell people I'm from Hawaii, their whole demeanor changes and suddenly I'm like their long lost friend!
Our newest release captures the Aloha Spirit unlike no other... Meet our newest image... Pua! She is just waiting to greet you with a lei- which is very traditional here in Hawaii. Hawaiian names are very symbolic and are normally chosen because of their meaning. Pua in Hawaiian means flower, so I thought it would be fun to name her that since she's holding a flower lei and has a flower in her hair. She's wearing a traditional mu`umu`u which is a long traditional hawaiian dress that is very common attire here in Hawaii.
Because Pua is dressed in Hawaiian attire, I decided to go with more earthy tones and fabrics. I saw a video tutorial recently on Christine Sawvell's channel and thought this would be fun to make out of burlap! Here's her tutorial here:
This project was surprisingly easy to make and only took one sheet of 12x12 burlap (or cardstock). I just love how cool it looks and am pretty sure you can size it to whatever envelope size you want.
Please check out my video here on the Sister Stamps YouTube Channel:
And now for what you've been waiting for... it's Candy Time!!:
1) Leave a comment on THIS POST by 11:59pm HST on 2/27/15; and
2) Tell me what you love about Hawaii.